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Modern Cartagena  
   

Modern Cartagena

The UNESCO heritage site of the old walled city is dwarfed by the modern city of Cartagena, which has about a million people and stretches away from the coast towards the mountains.
Colonial Cartagena

December 23rd 2015
The heat, the humidity, the narrow streets, the palm trees and the beach: this is what I was looking forward to, a much needed break from the short days and rain in Seattle. I'm staying outside the walls of the old city, which is not what I had planned, but it gives me the opportunity to walk along the beach to and from the old city. It's not far and I'm enjoying walking in the ankle-deep, warm ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cartagena

Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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